The X-Men are entering into a brand new era at Marvel Comics this summer, with Jonathan Hickman completely restarting the line. This paves the way for new stories with beloved characters, including the New Mutants. Marvel is bringing in legendary creators Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz for a one-shot adventure with the team debuting this September. Titled New Mutants: War Children, the story will be a real treat for fans of the original 1980s run.
Here’s the full solicit text:
STRONG AND FREE! Don’t miss this momentous event as legendary creators CHRIS CLAREMONT and BILL SIENKIEWICZ reunite with Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Cypher, Mirage, Karma, and Sunspot to share this never before told story of the New Mutants’ past! When Warlock experiences a nightmare, he begins going haywire, and it’s up to his friends to save him! But as Warlock grows more frenzied, they should be worrying about being able to save themselves…and doubly so when Magik’s inner demon, Darkchylde, threatens to break free! Also, a special guest appearance by none other than Kitty Pryde!
We may never see New Mutants on the silver screen, since the film’s release date keeps getting pushed back… but this comic might just make up for that. Check out the Sienkiewicz’s cover art below and be sure to pre-order the issue from your LCS. New Mutants: War Children hits shelves Sept. 18.
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